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Episode 7279

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Episode 7279 was broadcast on 9 March 2020, as part of Series 82.

Iain Campbell played Steve Agace, with Steve Agace winning 78 – 75. The Dictionary Corner guest was Jeremy Thompson, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

NOTE: Agace was not asked to spell his word in Round 1 and may have intended the word GRATE rather than GREAT.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Iain Campbell Score Steve Agace Others Max.
1 OTIREGMAG MORTGAGE 8 – 0 GREAT 8
2 BETIRCEOS recost ☓ 8 – 6 SCRIBE BISECTOR, COTERIES, ESOTERIC* 16
3 25 4 5 5 3 3 → 555 560
(4 × 5 + 3) × 25 − 5 × 3
15 – 13 560
(4 × 5 + 3) × 25 − 5 × 3

RR: 555 = (25 × 4 + 5 + 3 + 3) × 5

26
TTT WEARKILTS Scarecrows don't wear kilts, but this definitely describes their hair. STRAWLIKE
4 NIUXNHEAQ QUIN 19 – 13 aquine ☓ ANNEX, AUXIN*, ENNUI*, HEIAU*, HENNA, INANE, NEXIN*, QUEAN, QUENA*, QUINA*, XENIA* 31
5 IROWADISE WADERS 19 – 20 WEIRDOS RADIOISE 39
6 50 100 2 3 5 10 → 659 660
(10 + 3) × 50 + 2 × 5
26 – 27 660
3 × 2 × 100 + 50 + 10

RR: 659 = (10 + 2) × (50 − 3) + 100 − 5

49
7 NOMIKAPFO AMINO 31 – 32 AMINO KIMONO, MOPANI* 55
8 DREIOADCL record ☓ 31 – 38 DOCILE CALORIE*, CARIOLE*, CLADODE*, CODDLER*, CORDIAL*, CRADLED*, DARIOLE*, LORICAE*, RADICEL*, RADICLE, RADIOED, RADIOLE*, REDCOAL*, ROADIED* 62
9 75 6 4 9 10 2 → 294 294
4 × 75 − 6
41 – 48 294
4 × 75 − 6


72
TTT RAISETOIL Poor girl, she's playing the only game in town all by herself. SOLITAIRE
10 NSEAIEJNT SENATE 47 – 54 TENNIS INTENSE*, JENNETS*, JENNIES, NANITES*, NANTEES*, NANTIES*, NEATENS*, TAJINES*, TANNIES*, TENNIES* 79
11 APESIYURS 7 47 – 60 PURSES UPRAISES 87
12 DYAEADNEB BANDED 53 – 66 BANDED ABANDED* 94
13 IMECURGEL CURIE 58 – 71 GRIME MUCIGEL*, RECUEIL*, REMICLE* 101
14 50 75 6 3 7 9 → 499 500
(7 − 3) × (75 + 50)
65 – 78 500
(3 + 7) × 50

RR: 499 = 75 × 6 + 50 − (3 + 7 − 9)

111
15 SQUIDTOME MISQUOTED
(3 seconds)
75 – 78 121
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